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Title: The relationship between self-presentational concerns and competitive anxiety: the influence of gender
Authors: Lorimer, Ross
Affiliation: University of Abertay Dundee. School of Social and Health Sciences
Keywords: Anxiety
Gender
Self-presentation
Perception
Issue Date: Oct-2006
Publisher: Edizioni Luigi Pozzi
Type: Journal Article
Refereed: peer-reviewed
Rights: Published version (c)Edizioni Luigi Pozzi.
Citation: Lorimer, R. 2006. The relationship between self-presentational concerns and competitive anxiety: the influence of gender. International Journal of Sport Psychology. 37(4): pp.1-13.
Abstract: This investigation examined competitive anxiety, self-presentational concerns, and the influence of gender. Three hundred and fifteen athletes completed the Sport Anxiety Scale and the Self-Presentation in Sport Questionnaire. Comparison revealed that females displayed higher levels of self-presentational concerns and competitive anxiety. Regression analyses revealed that concerns about performance/composure inadequacy were the largest predictor of competitive anxiety factors for all athletes (somatic anxiety, worry, & concentrations disruption). In all cases, self-presentational concerns showed the strongest association with worry. Self-presentational concerns predicted moderately more variation in competitive anxiety for females than males. Increased understanding of the relationship between self-presentation and anxiety will allow the development of more effective interventions to manage the influence of competitive anxiety.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10373/517
ISSN: 0047-0767
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